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Big Bear Lake : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Apr 3, 2017
Dar.sherwin answered:
As well as taking over the payments, we agreed to pay the seller's past property taxes, late payments and late fees to make the note current. All of this was to be included in the purchase price and whatever was leftover went to the seller, about 39,000. However, the escrow company failed to keep enough to cover the last 2 missed payments ($5500). ... more
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Wed Jul 20, 2016
Angelica P answered:

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Thu Jun 9, 2016
Denise asked:
Hello - I have already claimed our property at 536 Temple Lane, Big Bear Lake, CA. I need to change some things on our listing as it is for sale by owner. The past agent is listed as the…
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Thu Nov 19, 2015
Lisalewis220 answered:
Wen is the best time to put a house on the market. And why do some people have to wait til there house is sold bfor they can buy there next home.
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Tue Sep 22, 2015
Norm939 answered:
As long as you maintain your part of the home as yours, renting the other unit should NOT be a problem. I am interested. Where are you and how much? What about utilities?

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Mon Jul 27, 2015
I am looking for a cabin in Big Bear, what do you have?
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Fri Jun 26, 2015
Diana Hellman answered:
You need a real estate professional who will post your property on Trulia since there are not postings allowed by owners.
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Sun May 10, 2015
Scott Godzyk answered:
Most auction are cash only and no inspections sold as is. Some auctions also include the buyer paying any back taxes or liens so you have to do the research and title searched to know. Most call for payment within 30 days or less so no tome to get a mortgage. ... more
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Wed May 6, 2015
Patrick answered:
Hey Sara and World Traveler, I need to be honest here, my primary residence is in California, me and my brother bought a property in Texas and our plan was to use as second home because my company has a branch there and we thought it would be better if we go there and stay at house. I just closed my loan yesterday and meanwhile it was decided that with change in job responsibilities I will not be visiting that site often.

What would you suggest ? Should I change it to investment property ? I am sure lender will think I really did fraud but it was not true. How do I deal with situation do they really monitor once the loan closes ?
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Sun Nov 9, 2014
Sell Big Bear Real Estate Team answered:
Hi Steve, For more analysis of the statistics, check out
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Wed Oct 8, 2014
Sell Big Bear Real Estate Team answered:
Hi Jerry,

It really depends on your home; but in my experience, adding log siding in Big Bear can actually have an ROI of greater than 100%, if you are planning on selling. The vast majority of our buyers up here are looking for log-style homes; but because full-log construction is much more expensive, most of them settle for something a little more conventional. Because of this, we have had clients in the last couple of years (and we've done it ourselves); add log siding to homes and increase the value well beyond what it actually cost to add the siding. If you'd like us to drive by your house and give you an estimate of value with and without siding, please give us a call at 909-521-0330 or visit our web-site below and fill out a contact form: ... more
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Fri Oct 3, 2014
Sell Big Bear Real Estate Team answered:
Being a resort town, most of us are open on the weekend: 909-521-0330, Big Bear Team Realty
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Mon Sep 15, 2014
Diane Jameson answered:
Hello Dennis,
Since you posted this question in December 2013, you probably have found a place to live. If you are still looking I have a 2 bd 2 ba condo in the Boulder Bay area, fully furnished, for $950 a month with a one year lease.
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Sun Jun 15, 2014
Tina Schmitt answered:
I apologize for poor representation of a buyer who isn't spending a fortune.
I handle everyone who needs an agent with the same respect and care.
Please call me.

Tina Schmitt

RE/MAX Big Bear
PO Box 2814
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Office: (909) 866-6161
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Sun Jun 15, 2014
Tina Schmitt answered:
There are a couple of places in Big Bear that have Karaoke regularly.
B's Backyard BBQ, Diamond Lil's and the Bowling Barn.
Call me for real estate information buying or selling.
RE/MAX Big Bear Tina Schmitt 909-866-6161 ... more
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Sun Jun 15, 2014
Tina Schmitt answered:
As a rule of thumb 30% of your rental income.
Please feel free to contact me at RE/MAX Big Bear (9090 866-6161 Tina Schmitt
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Fri Mar 21, 2014
Rahill Team answered:
The ROI for an investment property in Big Bear depends on a lot of things. What type of property are you considering?

Most people who ask this question are considering buying a vacation home and renting it out part of the time when they are not using it.

If you only consider the Cash Flow component of owning your Big Bear home as your "Return On Investment" then you will likely be disappointed because you'd have to make a large percentage of a down payment when buying your Big Bear home in order for it to cash flow positive on a vacation rental program. If you also consider the enjoyment of your Big Bear home as part of the return on your investment then you are crazy not to buy a home in Big Bear. There is no way to put a cash value on the memories you will make up here in Big Bear in your mountain cabin retreat but I can guarantee that it will be the best ROI you have ever received on any investment in your lifetime.

If you also consider the appreciation you will get when you sell your Big Bear home then your home will have a big ROI even from a cash on cash standpoint. When you are ready to buy your Big Bear Home check out my website with every Big Bear home for sale at:

Big Bear is Southern California's only 4 season resort with skiing & snowboarding in the winter, mountain biking and hiking in the spring and fall and lake activities ranging from wake boarding to fishing in the summer. Because of it's unique location in the mountains and because it is surrounded by national forest it has a limited supply of homes for sale and it can't keep expanding outward as people discover our mountain paradise and demand grows. Big Bear serves populations of Millions who are in San Diego, LA, Orange County, and Palm Desert and it becomes more and more popular every year. There are many professional athletes (MMA fighters, Boxers, Pro Mountain Bikers, Skiers, and Snowboarders) who train up here due to the high altitude, clean air and number of sunny days per year.

In conclusion, Buy a vacation home here in Big Bear and you won't regret it. Your ROI will be the quality of life you live, and the memories you make with family and friends here, as well as a little extra cash to help you get by.

Warm Regards,
Will Rahill
Owner Rahill Real Estate Group
Keller Williams Of Big Bear
(909) 547-4402
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Thu Mar 20, 2014
Sally Grenier answered:
There was no link or address provided in your question. If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is. Scroll down to the bottom of the listing to find the agent/landlord/ property manager's contact info. Because of the many scams on here, I usually suggest people contact a local property management company directly. Good luck! ... more
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Sat Mar 1, 2014
Paula White answered:
Hi, I can think of a couple that you might be interested in. Please contact me at with a phone number you prefer to be reached at and let's find you something.

Paula ... more
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